Dallas Keuchel returned to the Chicago White Sox in 2022 hoping that he would be able to refind the form that once made him a very good starting pitcher. In 2021, he fell off and it didn’t get much better from there. The White Sox let him go on May 30th, 2022.
A week later, he signed as a free agent with the Arizona Diamondbacks. That was a spot where he thought he could pitch in low-pressure situations in order to find his game again. The problem for him is that he was equally as bad with them as he was with the White Sox.
On Wednesday night, the Diamondbacks designated him for assignment and he will become a free agent once again. This is not where anybody thought he would be right now when the 2020 season came to an end. It is one of the biggest falls from grace in White Sox history.
This news isn’t all that surprising, however, as there are a couple of factors in play here. Keuchel seems to have a bad attitude that isn’t helping his game at all. Liam Hendriks alluded to all of the negative rumors about the White Sox clubhouse coming from Dallas Keuchel.
The Chicago White Sox made the right move by DFAing Dallas Keuchel in May.
He is also just out of gas. When soft tossers start to age and lose their command, it becomes batting practice out there t Major League hitters. Unfortunately for him, that was clearly starting to happen and that is why he is looking for his third team this season.
It is hard to tell if he will get another shot this year. He currently is a -2.1 WAR player because of his 2.033 WHIP and 8.53 ERA. Those are amongst some of the worst stats in all of baseball. It would be strange to see a team go for a guy like that.
A lot of the time, guys who find themselves in Keuchel’s shoes go out and sign a Minor League Baseball contract or go play overseas. For Dallas Keuchel, he might not be ready to do something like that because he probably still thinks that it is more of his teammate’s fault than his.